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The General Election


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Results of the Poll
See columns 1 and 2 and page 3
(to 4.00)
The results in the General Election will be shown as they become available - the first are expected after 10.0 p.m. The Television Service begins at 9.30 with experts setting the scene, interviews, and broadcasts of election-night scenes from several parts of the country. Results will be shown from the studio or in direct outside broadcasts of Declarations of Poll, and analysis and interpretation of the trend of the returns will be maintained throughout. The programmes will continue through the night until 4.0 a.m. on Friday, and will be resumed at 6.0 a.m.
Results of the Poll from 9.30 p.m. to 4.0 a.m.
9.30-10.15 (app.)
Awaiting the First Result
Experts set the scene
Visits to constituencies
Election Night scenes
10.15 (app.) - 11.30
Early Results
Declarations of Poll from some of the constituencies
Individual results will be shown as they come in
Analysis and background information
The peak Results
Latest Party totals
Background information
Illustrated progress reports
Late-Night Results
with interviews and reports from various parts of the country
4.0 (app.)
The Television Service will close down when the last results for the night have been received and will resume at 6.0 a.m. (See page 44)
The bulletins of General Election news broadcast by the BBC are the Copyright Joint Service of the Press Association, Ltd., and the Exchange Telegraph Co., Ltd., and are intended for private reception only.
Election results as they come in!
Results analysed by David Butler author of 'The British General Election 1951', Robert McKenzie author of 'British Political Parties'
Background information from E. R. Thompson BBC Parliamentary Correspondent and Richard Dimbleby
At Party Headquarters: William Clark
In New College, Oxford: Herbert Nicholas author of 'The British General Election 1950' and Alan Bullock
Declarations of Poll, election scenes, and interviews from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Lanark Cardiff, Cross Hands, Manchester Leeds, Salford, Birmingham Bristol, Exeter, Cheltenham Watford, Wembley, and a report from Northern Ireland.


Analyser: David Butler
Analyser: Robert McKenzie
Correspondent: E. R. Thompson
Presenter: Richard Dimbleby
Reporter: William Clark
Speaker: Herbert Nicholas
Speaker: Alan Bullock
Television operation under the direction of: Grace Wyndham Goldie

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